There are hair challenges, and then there are hair challenges. We’ve heard of kids getting hair brushes, gum, even slinkies stuck in their hair . . . but imagine giving your kid a gift and discovering that it’s essentially taken up residence in her hair. This toy — called Bunch’ems — looks totally awesome, but unfortunately has a rather inconvenient side effect: the pieces squirrel their way into hair and simply don’t come out.

Despite the company’s warning labels, parents who have bought the toy are warning others with product reviews on Amazon. Yowza. Our sympathies to these parents. #weveallbeenthere

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What’s the weirdest thing you’ve found stuck in your child’s hair?

—Francesca Katafias